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Mama Africa

178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mixed grill” (52 reviews)
“wild game” (41 reviews)
“game meat” (37 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time my wife and I visit Cape Town we have to have to have the fantastic Bobotie and Malva Pudding at Mama Africa. The reason this visit didn't earn the traditional 5 stars is because I had to do a lot of cajoling to...More

Thank TourGuide-KEVIN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant amazing food lovely entertainment Good prices Unusual food on menu but normal items as well

1  Thank kazwhit9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Mama Africa's. The restaurant has beautiful decor. The wait staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, making great recommendations. The food was absolutely delicious--I had the crocodile as an appetizer, and the Zimbabwean Dovi as my meal. I absolutely loved...More

Thank Tara D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the mixed game meat grill which was nothing out of the extraordinary. My brother had prawns which was also mediocre. But the cocktail particularly chocolate margarita was delicious. They had a good atmosphere and nice live music.

Thank SandyTM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good and the atmosphere was fun with the live band. It was just bit hard to have any conversation because they played so loud.

Thank Paula W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Mama Africa on a weeknight. I arrived just when they opened at 6:30 pm and the restaurant was EMPTY...seats galore. I asked to be seated and was advised they had no tables. All seats were taken via reservations, and I had no reservation....More

Thank kee146
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table at Mama Africa because it seemed to offer an authentic African experience. When we arrived on time but no tables were free so we were asked to go to the bar and wait there. We ordered a couple of cocktails. We...More

Thank Jetlagged55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn’t say this is the best of, but food was ok. The place itself is nice, the waitress was extremely kind. The food was good, we tried the wild game mix and it was the first time I had most of those meats. You...More

Thank Michele D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ll start with the good- the food was good and fair priced. Drinks were mediocre. Waiter was fine. We came mainly for the music- we were in the entrance room and all you could hear was noise. At first there was very loud guitar players...More

Thank dsella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am note sure what the good reviews of the food are based upon. My husband and I thought the food was pretty sub-par. The music is great but don't bother to make a dinner reservation. Just go for the entertainment & drinks.

Thank Amanda F
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Sharon M
13 May 2017|
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Response from gocathyl | Reviewed this property |
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16 November 2015|
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Response from Roanthedog | Reviewed this property |
The menu is varied - a la carte, not prix fixe. We chose the game platter so we could try the different kinds of meat but their menu offers a variety of choices. Regardless what the dinner costs in Rand, keep in mind that a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 1017
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